John Kelly might want to take Jonas Richardson with him on the road to motivate his team from now on. In the moments leading up to the their third and final game in Greensboro on Sunday - needing a win or a tie to make Region 3 - Kelly offered Gaston United's executive director the opportunity to address his team.
Going into last spring tryout season there was a lot of unknowns due to the birth year changes. After tryouts were complete the 2000 team was formed with many new faces and basically a new team. The season started off in the mountains by playing in the HFC Riverside Tournament. During this time the girls got to know each other better and began to bond...
This past week, we completed our Poster Prize Contest within our Youth Academy (YA) and though there were a ton of awesome submissions, we believe that we chose a great one! From a top notch player from her determination, she showcases on the field, you can tell she gives her heart in everything she does. This poster was no exception, so to congratulate her for her awesomeness, we are recognizing her and her efforts with the prize of a DICK's Sporting Goods $50 Gift Card!
Gaston United, Carolina Rapids collaborate to donate soccer gear to kids in South Africa
“Having this opportunity to donate uniforms to kids who need is the ultimate,” said Jonas Richardson, Gaston United Soccer Club’s executive director. “Having a meaningful presence in the community is one of our main pillars, and this gesture, we know, will make a difference in these young kids’ lives.”
**Important Information About Who Can Head & When**
part of the resolution, it was agreed that specific initiatives would be implemented by the USSF and its Youth affiliates which include recommendations on modifying substitution rules in relation to concussions, eliminating heading for children 11 and under, and limiting heading in practice for children between the ages of 12 and 13.
"I am blessed and would like to thank everyone at the GUSC for the opportunity to join the club,” said Richardson, who joins United in time for Tryouts May 17 - 19 and 23-26 at Martha Rivers Park in Gastonia). “I have been impressed with everyone during the interview process, and I am very much looking forward to working with everyone to make the GUSC program as successful as it can be."
JUST IN: Starting Oct. 1, 2014, the Orthopedic urgent care at the location in Gastonia will be serving patients -- and Gaston United players -- seven days a week. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday (5:30 pm – 9 pm) and Saturday and Sunday (10 am – 2 pm). For more information, please visit, www.orthocarolina.com/urgentcare